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Mental Health Resources

At Laurier, you have access to a wide range of resources to promote and maintain good physical, emotional, and mental health. There are resources to help you in times of crisis, and resources to help you take a proactive approach to help protect you from mental illness, and to help you enjoy life to the fullest.

If you require immediate mental health assistance, contact:

  • Here 24/7 at 1.844.437.3247. Here 24/7 offers crisis support and referrals (Waterloo Region)
  • Good2Talk at 1.866.925.5454. Good2Talk offers telephone counselling and referrals (Ontario-wide)
  • Mental Health Hotline: 1.866.531.2600
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 686868 (Canada-wide)

Counselling Resources

The Student Wellness Centre offers counselling services in person, by phone or by video. Book an appointment to access these services.

Wellness Together Canada is an online service funded by the Government of Canada in response to the unprecedented rise in mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BounceBack is a free skill-building program offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress, and worry. Service is delivered over the phone with a coach and through on-line videos.

MindShift CBT from Anxiety Canada uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.                   

Graduate Students: Access Empower Me at 1.844.741.6389, a confidential service that is available 24/7.

Indigenous Students: If you're in need of personal support, connect with Indigenous Student Services.

International Students: Access the Keep.meSafe Student Support Program. Keep.meSafe is confidential and accessible 24/7. Access articles, tools, resources and a Keep.meSafe counsellor through the telephone chat and MY SSP app.

Finding Mental Health Support Outside Ontario

If you are outside Ontario or outside Canada and are not sure how to find local resources, the following steps may be helpful:

  • In Canada, search "Canadian Mental Health Association" + your current city.
  • Check BeSafe to see if your area is covered (BeSafe covers all of Ontario and some other regions in Canada);
  • If you are in Canada or anywhere in the world, search ‘mental health support’ or ‘crisis support’ and the name of your city or region to find a list of local supports;
  • Remember that you can call the Student Wellness Centre on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. We are here to help. 

We understand the current situation can create or exacerbate worry. We also believe we can support each other with our sense of community, kindness, compassion (for ourselves and others), as well as good common sense and great self-care.

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